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Here you'll find my most most recent blog posts. Explore everything from companion planting and vertical gardening to raising meat birds and water glassing eggs. Don't miss my farm-to-table recipes!
Fermented eggs are delicious, nutritious, and SUPER simple to make! Move over boring hard-boiled eggs, fermented eggs are so much more fun. You’re going to LOVE them! When eggs are coming in from the coop by the basketful in the spring and summer, it can be hard to know what to do with them all.
If you’re looking for some natural pest control strategies, you may be wondering “do chickens eat ticks?” Ticks are certainly a worrisome pest to have lurking on your homestead, so it’s an important one to consider! Not only do ticks give most of us the heebie jeebies, but ticks can carry many diseases as well.
A homemade drawing salve is a perfect addition to your home apothecary or emergency kit. Insects bites, and injuries are a part of outdoor living, but they don’t have to ruin your day! Don’t miss this one! My homemade salve recipe contains potent ingredients that will help draw out toxins or foreign objects to get
Are you wondering what the best (and worst) dill companion plants are? Look no further; I’m here to help! Dill is an excellent addition to the garden as they attract predatory insects that will keep pests under control. In this article, we will dig into the top 5 companion plants that greatly benefit from being
Have you noticed your basil plant flowering? Don’t panic! This is a normal part of the basil plant’s life cycle, but it can mean that your harvest is coming to a close if you don’t act fast. In this article, we’ll review the reasons why your basil plant may be flowering and the best course
Are you wondering when to harvest garlic scapes and the best way to do it? You’re not alone! There’s an art to picking them at the right time so that they are tender and delicious for eating without negatively impacting garlic bulb development. Hold onto your gardening gloves because this is a fun topic! We’ll